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The ISS Blog provides a series of insightful, industry-relevant posts to help readers keep abreast of the latest trends in the marketplace as well as premium content and educational offerings. Read the thoughts of the ISS content team and other industry experts on issues related to self-storage challenges, news, operation, development, marketing and much more.


Teri L. Lanza,
Vice President

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
07/14/2017

Blending Into the Backdrop: Upscale Design Leads to Self-Storage Success

Once viewed as an eyesore and unwelcome by communities, self-storage facilities are now being embraced and considered an asset. Here’s why upscale design can lead to property success.
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07/06/2017

Self-Storage Mobile Apps: Convenience for Your Customers

By Julie Etzler
Mobile apps are a huge untapped resource for self-storage operators. Today’s consumers are used to having everything at their fingertips, so why shouldn’t storage rentals be the same? Learn how enhancing your strategy with an app can give you an edge over your competition.
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06/29/2017

Use These Tools to Stop Gambling on Self-Storage Facility Value

By Tony Jones
One of the looming questions for any self-storage owner or would-be investor is how to best determine the value of an existing facility. The ISS Store has added a spate of resources designed to aid buyers and sellers sharpen their real estate acumen, reasonably reduce investment risk and minimize the guessing game in formulating a strategically smart transaction.
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06/22/2017

5 Ways to Keep Tenants From Leaving Your Self-Storage Facility

By Matt Casady
Experiencing an excessive number of move-outs? Guest blogger Matt Casady of Stor-N-Lock Self Storage offers five tips to improve customer retention and convince current tenants to extend their stay.
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06/15/2017

Asian Self-Storage Event Highlights Industry Growth, Challenges and Opportunities

By David Blum
The annual Self Storage Expo Asia 2017 highlighted why Asia offers the greatest expansion opportunity for the self-storage industry in the world today. While the market faces several challenges, including spreading awareness about self-storage, operators attending the show report demand for the service is growing.  ...
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06/08/2017

Free Stuff That Will Make Your Self-Storage Business More Efficient and Profitable

By Teri Lanza
Who doesn’t want free resources to make their self-storage operation purr like a kitten and kick out gobs of cash? We’ve had a very busy this spring, rolling out all kinds of free resources and information materials that will make your work lives easier, faster and more rewarding. Here’s list of offerings of which to take advantage.
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06/01/2017

Entering the Self-Storage Market: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Build

By AJ Osborne
The self-storage industry is evolving. It’s becoming more competitive, and larger operators have scaling advantages. The business is also progressing to accommodate changing consumer needs, views and expectations. Before jumping in, here are some questions you need to ask yourself.
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